|Zara one of our regulars finding another RR to play with|
|Nice little dogs, Chilli & Jack Russell cheeky Sie|
When we realise a large dog is no longer practical, it could be time to ‘doggie down size’. For a small dog with a great personality, check out Jack Russells. JRs - big dogs that happen to be in little bodies – active, feisty and full of doggitude. I’ve got to know many of them as Perfect Pet Sitter and the more I meet, the more I like them. But some can be inclined to nip unless the have an experienced dog owner.
I've looked after Cavoodles and Shitzu crosses and all have their own endearing ways. Ideal is to chat to someone who already owns a breed you are thinking about and ask them some questions (although keep in mind, most people will favour their choice and tell you their breed is best!)
|Molly aka the Moppet: - |
cute little Shitzu!
Here are just a few examples:
British Bulldog; Greyhound; Pug.
|Fabulous Freya - Lab X Boxer|
Your dog’s environment is vital. A home with small children means you need a dog that can cope with rough and tumble and never retaliate. So a very small dog could get hurt by children who sometimes don’t realise their strength. Equally, as mentioned earlier, big dogs are sometimes clumsy and can unintentionally knock children off their feet.
On the left is a cracking cross - Freya. She is half boxer and half Labrador and her nature is a wonderful mixture of both breeds. She lives with a two year old boy and is bomb proof. He can climb on her, pull her ears - the lot - she simply walks away if she's had enough!